Doi Inthanon Mountain is known to be the highest mountain in Thailand. It is located in the north of the country bordering Myanmar Burma. Though it is not appropriate destination for climbing, as a paved road runs all the way to the top but the amazing location and the unique flora enhances the beauty of the vicinity. The mountain is the home to variant species of flowers, ferns, and moss-laden evergreen trees which are rarely found in other parts of South East Asia. To escape from the heat and humidity of Thailand, you must once visit this place, though it remains overcrowded around official holidays. If you visit the spot around August- September, you can witness the splendid view of Watchirathan waterfall. Even if you are there for a short period of time, you can enjoy the natural ambience very well. The pagodas of King and Queen are marvelous. If you are from a hot climate, you will surely enjoy the mist and cold weather of this summit. Take help of any of the local guide from one of the mountain tribes and go for a 3-4 hour hike through the jungle. Even if you are with your family, you will enjoy the trip. The trip will be something different as most of the hike will be downhill and muddy during rainy season. You will feel excited almost at every step of the way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Thai jungle so closely. If you are a nature lover, do not miss this. The mountain is the home to over 4,000 Hmong, one of Thailand's northern hill tribes. Huge amount of opium is produced in this region. Though now days, alternate cultivation of cash-income crops like apples, tea, and variety of flowers have started. Day-trekking to the mountain villages is a famous activity for foreigners visiting the area. Spend a night in any of the Hmong settlements as a guest, it can be a great adventure as well. The innocent Hmon people are really caring. No need to worry about the transport as daily flights is available from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. It is the largest northern city of Thailand comprises of 1.5 million populations. Book a bus from the city's ancient southern gate to reach at Cham Thom. If you are adventurous enough then try for a bike ride from Chiang to the park entrance.
Currency: Baht - THB Language : Thai Weather: Summer 31°C to 35°C Winter 21°C to 26°C